Both the Anglo-Norman invaders and the Irish had their own methodologies and customs for surnames. The Irish, in particular, had a system of hereditary surnames
. Although the name Scarrott is a form of the hereditary name, it is an occupational
surname, a form more common to the Anglo- Normans
surnames were derived from a word describing the actual job done by the name bearer. Early Strongbownians often used the French prefix le, meaning the, but the convention quickly disappeared in Ireland
. The surname came from a common occupational name for a house keeper or butler. The surname Scarrott originally took the form Scared, which is an abbreviation of Huscared. This in turn is a corruption of Huscarle which means house care.
Early Origins of the Scarrott family
The surname Scarrott was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. They were conjecturally descended from Alfred le Breton
, who was granted the lands by William the Conqueror, and was Lord of the manor of Petertavy in Devon.
Early History of the Scarrott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarrott research.Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1378, 1414, 1642, 1378, 1414, 1415, 1417, 1418, 1491, 1492, 1531, 1532, 1556, 1557, 1594, 1595, 1605, 1606, 1583, 1580, 1583, 1513, 1532, 1620, 1688, 1491, 1492, 1583, 1580 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Scarrott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scarrott Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials often spelled the name Scarrott as it sounded to them. As a result, the name Scarrott, over the ages, has attained many spelling variations
including Skerritt, Skerratt, Skerrett, Skerit, Skeret, Scared, Scarrett, Scarrutt and many more.
Early Notables of the Scarrott family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was Richard Scared, Provost of Galway
in 1378; Walter Skerrett, Provost of Galway
(1414-1415) and (1417-1418); John Skerrett, 7th Mayor of Galway
(1491-1492); James Skerrett, Mayor of Galway
(1531-1532); William Skerrett, Mayor of Galway
(1556-1557); Roland Skerrett, Mayor of Galway
(1594-1595); John Skerrett... Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scarrott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scarrott family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Scarrott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Eli Scarrott, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Scarrott (post 1700)
- John Scarrott, American cinematographer
- Ashley Scarrott, American actor, known for his work on The Bike Thief (2011) and No One Can and Extracted (2012)
- Nicola Scarrott, American assistant editor, best known for her work on 35 episodes of The Sleepover Club (2003)
Historic Events for the Scarrott family
- Mr. Joseph George Scarrott, aged 33, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 14 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html